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I'd go with GG&G or a LaRue.


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Since this install is semi-permanent, it sounds like the new VFZ mount is the way to go. Any pros/cons on that vs the legacy QD mount?

I have never seen the VFZ mount up close, so I can't comment specifically on it. But I see no reason why it won't work well.

When removing and re-installing non-QD mounts, be sure to consistently and properly re-torque them. I've seen how reinstalling with noticeably different torque changes the zero a bit.

Another thing -- if and when you do swap mounts, be certain to re-install each optic on its previous rail position. If your rails are numbered, make note of that number. If they aren't numbered, a spot of paint or tape on the rail might be a good idea.
 
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Not quick detach but by far the nicest scope rings and lightest I have ever had.

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Oh yes... I forgot about the Geissele Super Precision mounts. Ugh, decisions, decisions. They're "only" like $125 more than the Larue. The horizontal rings screws seem like they'd be easier to install and get right then vertical ones. And since this is a semi-perm install, maybe that's the way to go.



 
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When removing and re-installing non-QD mounts, be sure to consistently and properly re-torque them. I've seen how reinstalling with noticeably different torque changes the zero a bit.


Thank you! Is there a "hobbyist grade" torque wrench you'd recommend for the ring screws and the bolts for the mount itself?



 
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When removing and re-installing non-QD mounts, be sure to consistently and properly re-torque them. I've seen how reinstalling with noticeably different torque changes the zero a bit.


Thank you! Is there a "hobbyist grade" torque wrench you'd recommend for the ring screws and the bolts for the mount itself?


I use the Wheeler Engineering FAT Torque Wrench.
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My new scope, a Larue LT104, and a Wheeler FAT Wrench have now been ordered! Thanks a lot for all the help guys.

Chris



 
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Midwest Industries makes a two 30mm QD mounts, one is a high mount the other is normal height.
 
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